Goodbye, Claire. June 30th 2012 This weekend marks the midway point of my two year posting. That means it is time for me to say good-bye to other volunteers who have completed their one-year postings. Thursday night, I said, "See you later" to my best friend, here in Dar es Salaam, Claire Dalton.
Claire was in the group of volunteers that arrived in July, 2011. She is one of those people I knew I had to get to know. Her origi ... read more
Africa » Tanzania Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
I left Canada on July 1st, 2011 and traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I am happy to say that this adventure is beyond my expectations.
First and foremost, my work with Femina (www.feminahip.or.tz) is great. Femina is a multimedia platform and civil society organization. It provides information and encourages open dialogue with Tanzanian youth, families and communities on important topics like sexual and reproductive health, economic empowerment and citizen engagement. Their approach provides voice to youth and gets them engaged in topics related to improving their lives.
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